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How Are Truck Accidents Different From Other Auto Accidents?

A collision involving an 18-wheeler or another large commercial vehicle is often significantly different than a crash involving two passenger vehicles. A commercial vehicle’s sheer size, weight, and heavy cargo often cause severe injuries and catastrophic damage. The number of parties and insurance policies involved also makes these collisions markedly different from other crashes. Below,… Read More


Why Is the Black Box Important in Truck Accidents? 

When a truck accident occurs, the “black box,” also known as an “event data recorder” or “EDR,” can play a crucial role in determining liability. Our clients often wonder what the black box is and how it can help their accident case. In this post, we’ll discuss the ways that information contained in the black… Read More


What Is a Truck Driver’s Travel Log? 

Truck drivers are required to keep travel logs and records in all states, including Illinois. If you have been injured in a truck accident, the truck driver’s travel log could be an important piece of evidence that helps establish liability for the accident. Obtaining copies of the truck driver’s travel log can be challenging, which… Read More


Farm Safety Awareness Radio Interview

Many people working in the farming industry are prone to more dangerous situations, such as being hit by a car when driving their farming tractors, using machinery that is old or no longer in regulation, or exposure to the elements and chemicals that farming sometimes requires. It is important to be aware of these dangers… Read More


Andrew Purcell Live on Air Discussing Stop On Red Week

Stop On Red Week is a week sponsored by the national coalition for safer roads to recognize the dangers of driving through red lights. During this week, August 1 through August 7, we will recognize not only the dangers of driving through red lights but also the accidents that have occurred as a result of… Read More


Driving Safely Around Semi-Trucks

Driving around semi trucks is a daily reality for all drivers. Semis are different than regular vehicles and we have to acknowledge this while sharing the road with them. Driving next to semis can present many dangers on the road, mostly due to the size of the vehicle. Because these vehicles are so large they… Read More


One injured in semi truck accident

Laverne R. Schultz, 85, of Herscher, was seriously injured after a crash involving a semi on Illinois Route 115 on Sunday. Schultz was driving east on Route 115 in his 2014 Dodge Ram around 10 AM at the time of the crash. Meanwhile, Gerbretsadik T. Hagdu, 37, of Sioux City, Iowa, was driving north on Lehigh… Read More


1 dead after truck crash in Iroquois County

A 24-year-old graduate of Central High School and resident of rural Clifton, was killed in a truck accident on Wednesday night. He was traveling westbound on Clifton Slab in a pickup truck at the time of the crash. A semitractor-trailer was traveling north on Lehigh Road, and the two trucks collided in the intersection of… Read More


One killed, one injured in collision with tractor-trailer on I-57

One person was killed and another was airlifted to a local hospital following a collision on I-57 on Thursday morning. Authorities report that a Chevrolet Impala overturned in the northbound lanes of the highway after colliding semi tractor-trailer. Both the driver and the passenger of the Impala were ejected when the vehicle flipped over. The… Read More


Two adults and three children killed in deadly crash on I-30

Two adults and three children were killed in a deadly collision on I-30 in Texas. Four of the victims were from Champaign County. Authorities are still investigating the cause of the collision which involved a Toyota Sienna carrying a family of five, a semi-truck, and three other vehicles. The driver of the Toyota, a 42-year-old… Read More